SRINAGAR: The State government has agreed to provide its share of Rs 67.47 core for setting up the Rs 325 crore National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) at Ompora, on the outskirts Srinagar with New Delhi proving the rest of the money.
A statement issued by the government here said that the state government has conveyed its commitment to the Union Ministry of Textiles to provide its share that will help set in motion the establishment of this institute at 160 kanals of land been earmarked for it.
The GoI has agreed to share the infrastructure cost of the proposed Indstitute on 90:10 basis.
Out of the total project cost of Rs 325.36 crore, New Delhi will be providing Rs 257.89 crore, while the remaining amount will be provided by the State Government.
The NIFT Srinagar is presently operating from a temporary campus at IT Park Rangreth and is offering certificate courses of 6-month duration in Fashion Apparel, Illustration in Design and Studio Photography.
This centre of NIFT is being presently looked after by Director NIFT Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. The Institute is planning to start regular undergraduate courses of 4-year duration in Fashion Design and Fashion Communication from the next academic session from the existing temporary campus at IT Park Rangreth till its permanent campus becomes functional at Industrial Estate Ompora.
The modalities for making NIFT Srinagar fully functional were worked out during the visit of the Union Secretary Textiles, Dr S K Panda and Joint Secretary (Textiles) and DG NIFT, Navraj Goyal to the State last month.